Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 636,445
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1732.03 (11/29/2020)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 S $20 MS obverse 1859 S $20 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 11/28/2020

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1859 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1855 1855 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 966
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1859 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1123622091041842141409127--------966
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Total--1123622091051862171409127--------972
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base192823682417244825852781288532603545388544995922731787681084115570245873918462967101940104711107537
207523842427249426502816301033553658409049736387780194591241718576294534711275958102864105653112914
00000030103355365840904973638778019459124171857629453471127595810286400
000000313534503772429454486852828410150139942158134318550398894910378700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4499
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4499
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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